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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 27, 2011 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Paul Simon - non Dead

I was in a large store and the faint music playing sounded to my ears like Paul Simon, but I couldn’t be certain, although it was a song I was unfamiliar with. I can’t trust my ears too much, because very often when I hear music in the distance in my mind’s ear I hear Jerry playing, even though undoubtedly that is not the case.

I check in with Paul’s website periodically to see if there is any news on forthcoming material, as I am a big fan and his last album came out in 2006. Today I was delighted to learn that he has a new one due out in April entitled So Beautiful Or So What, and had released a single from it back in November, ‘Getting Ready For Christmas Day’ which I somehow I missed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA81JjI40V0&;feature=channel

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Poster: advokat Date: Jan 27, 2011 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paul Simon - non Dead

I don't guess Steve Berlin plays sax on it?

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 27, 2011 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paul Simon - non Dead

This is all I come up with in a hurried search which revealed that his hope was to have some participation from Bob Dylan, but who knows:

‘Instead of working first with drums, Simon began to craft songs around harmony and structure on his guitar, which reminded him of his approach to 1975′s Still Crazy After All These Years. He then assembled a group of familiar, world-class musicians, including longtime Simon band guitarist Vincent Nguini and You’re The One percussionist Steve Shehan. The record also features familial backing vocals from Simon’s wife, Edie Brickell, and his daughter, Lulu, as well as a sample of a Sonny Terry harmonica, some electronic drum parts from Grizzly Bear’s Chris Bear and the bluegrass playing of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.’